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100th Anniversary of World War 1 or The Great War

The 100th anniversary of start of World War I (The Great War or The First World) will be on July 28th.  In 1914, one assignation of… 723 more words

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"Common Murderer, Ordinary Thug": Putin Is Trying To Reconstruct The Russian Empire

After the bloody suppression of a patriotic demonstration in Warsaw in 1861, Alexander Herzen wrote to Tsar Alexander II: “You have become a common murderer, an ordinary thug.” He also described the Russian press as “shameless” and “unscrupulous.” 514 more words

Ukraine

A Tale of Two Ukraines

Imperialism and the Impact of Boundaries on Ukrainian nation-building.

By Matthew Burkard

While nowadays we tend to understand the Ukrainian nation as being synonymous with the Ukrainian state, this was not always the case. 1,099 more words

Russia

Bolin & the Tsars: the other Court Jeweler

      Believe it, or not, the jewelry making masterpieces of the Russian court were not limited to the notoriously-beautiful creations of Peter Fabergé and the mythical Imperial Easter eggs some of which still make treasure-hunters dream. 32 more words

Culture

Happy Birthday Marc Chagall

NAME: Marc Chagall
OCCUPATION:
Illustrator, Painter
BIRTH DATE:
July 7, 1887
DEATH DATE:
March 28, 1985
EDUCATION:
Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts… 1,437 more words

UKRAINE: SURPRISES AND SADNESS WHILE FINDING ROOTS

Kiev, Kharkov, Zhitomir—-May, 2013:   On assignment to produce a video for Xado, a global corporation headquartered in Kharkov (aka Kharkiv), founded from the ground up by a self-made Ukrainian businessman with a typical American story of hard work and perseverance. 557 more words

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